SAP Business By Design Overview

Oct 11, 2018 4:50:31 PM

What is SAP Business By Design?

SAP Business By Design is a complete end-to-end business management suite designed for fast-growing, mid-market businesses. If you are currently relying on a solution like QuickBooks to handle your financials, you are likely finding yourself constrained by your company's growth. SAP Business By Design is the perfect solution to remedy your challenges.

SAP Business By Design contains pre-configured business processes based on best practices. This includes more than 500 standard reports, pre-built KPIs, and Excel integration. It connects all functions across your company and unifies every functional department - from accounting to human resources. It also contains real-time analytics built into every process, letting you create role-tailored dashboards and share data across departments.

SAP Business By Design is the ultimate business management solution to achieve simplicity. With integrated processes and real-time data, efficiency is more attainable than ever before. You can easily and quickly respond to new business opportunities without fear of being slowed down. You can even achieve global expansion in over 100 markets. 

SAP Business By Design Features

Finance

Financial and managerial accounting is the core of SAP Business ByDesign. The suite provides a robust and up-to-date view of your financial condition through pre-configured, intelligent processes. A key finance feature is cash and liquidity management. These processes have a high degree of automation while giving you full control and compliance through a dedicated workflow. In the module, automatic payments are created based on reoccurrences as well as a list of all due payments. You can select multiple payments in preparation at once and execute them all for an efficient working pattern. You can then create a bank file based on the selected payments or schedule a payment media run for all payments ready to transfer. 

CRM

SAP Business ByDesign contains customer relationship management processes that give you a complete 360-degree view of your customer as well as full visibility into the overall sales process. From a portal report, you can drill down directly into customer overviews. These overviews give you a complete, real-time view of your customers' current statuses. You can select details by domain, such as services, sales, or finance, and find all process steps executed. Finally, drill down into the logistics events and find all details and trace of every transaction. 

Human Resources

SAP Business ByDesign's streamlined HR processes enable efficient and accurate employee management. During onboarding, all relevant information can be easily accessed by employees and managers. Centralized data and self-service processes are key features that govern time, labor, and compensation management. HR self-services enable employees to self-manage time sheets, personal information, and procurement processes. You can also create policy-compliant purchase requests and automate approvals. 

Project Management

No matter the size or complexity of your projects, SAP Business ByDesign can help you effectively plan, organize, and manage all project resources. Real-time visibility into project performance is at the center of project management. Personalized dashboards give project managers an overall project performance report in their work center. Detailed project cost reports are available to view with multiple drill-down options available for relevant items. Document flows - from CRM sales quote to financial journey entry - are easily accessible for a full view of all project components.

Procurement

Sourcing and purchasing activities are centralized and automated with SAP Business ByDesign. ByDesign has an automated RFQ process with multiple suppliers. When you create an RFQ for a new material, you can manually select or allow the system to propose bidders. The interactive form is created automatically after sending the RFQ by email, and bidders who reply can directly submit a quote via the interactive form. This reduces the risk of errors and enables process acceleration. The system evaluates the best proposal, and you can easily compare quotes and award. Once chosen, the contract is created automatically and is ready for release and approval.

Supply Chain Management

SAP Business ByDesign offers product development, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, and planning to help you effectively manage your entire supply chain. With demand planning, advanced statistical forecasting methods help you plan demand accurately and in real-time. You can view all historical data on the interactive planning board and easily adjust key figures, final actuals, and final forecasts. Release the final results and forecast consumption for purchase or production proposals.

Learn More about SAP Business ByDesign

Rand Group is a silver SAP partner with over 15 years of experience in the consulting sector. We have worked with hundreds of companies delivering end-to-end business management solutions. Rand Group has expertise in a wide range of industries, having worked with clients in the oil and gasmanufacturingdistributionprofessional servicesconstruction, and technology sectors. 

To find out more information about SAP Business ByDesign or our software selection services, contact our team of consultants today.

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William Wu

Written by William Wu

William Wu is an Executive Vice President with over 16 years’ experience consulting for and performing ERP software implementations in the energy, technology, telecommunications, and service industries. With a background in both accounting and business and extensive certifications in ERP systems, William possesses both the drive and skill to move a company from where it is, to where it needs to be. Having dedicated more than 4,000 man hours of his own time to several individual projects over the course of his career, William is more than skilled – he’s a dedicated professional.

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